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Travel Blogs from Buenos Aires
Buenos Aires was our favorite "big city" we visited. It is definitely the "Paris" of South America with its broad avenues and European architecture. We loved walking the city and enjoyed the wonderful food, especially the Italian restaurants and Italian ice cream. We saw the huge soccer stadium where Argentinians flock, La Boca District with its …
... Don Quijote were all sold out. We wandered back to the hotel via a supermarket or two where most of us stocked up on water and wine!
We discovered that there is a black market for changing US dollars to pesos. The rate is much better than the official rate that was offered at the exchange house this morning. Some of the group ventured to one of the black market places in the afternoon… just like in the movies, dark room with smoking, coffee drinking ...
... back? I don't know! Machu Picchu was a thought but that would be way too expensive, and to be honest, although it is on the world wonders list, it doesn't much interest me. Sure, it'd be cool to say, hey, I went to Machu Picchu, but I don't know. I just don't know! Not a rich one here! I have $10,000 in loans THIS year, and I wonder if I should use it to make the most of my study abroad experience or save it to be able to pay it back quicker. I ...
... time it started with a fairly average BBQ and being joined by more Brits including a Welsh guy called Roger. Initial thoughts were that he was a nice, normal guy until he burst out his party trick. He asked for my birth date and then told me I was born on a Thursday (Mum, was I?). This was pretty cool I must admit. He then proceded to interupt everyone mid conversation to tell them what day they were born. All were correct apparently but his manner became weird and very socially ...
... key weekend. I spent Funday with Hernan in San Isidro. We walked the cobbled streets of San Isidro, a suberb that’s one hour by bus outside of Buenos Aires proper, to a park close to the water. We enjoyed some Heinekens and some mozzarella, ham, and tomato crepes. For dessert, I had some mint chocolate chip and dulce de leche ice cream.
On Monday my friend Catherine came to stay with Jason and I for a few days. I haven’t seen her since I left back ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Fitness/Health center